Could he not beat them all when it came to playing ball or quoits, and were not the maidens all in love with his good looks?
He was guardian of the Ridge, and cricket, quoits, and races appealed to him in vain.
Jack threw dishes at the oilcloth-covered table in imitation of a game of quoits, and he rarely missed the mark.
Duck on a Rock is a variation of quoits which is excellent fun.
How much they took will never now be known, but each man there had as much pure gold, in bars and quoits, as he could carry.
The divine teacher was one day playing with his pupil at quoits.
Thukkar quoit-throwing extraordinary, the quoits looking like flying-fish darting hither and thither.
Charley jingled a pocketful of pennies—Speckport pennies at that—as large as quoits.
Having all cast their quoits, the players walk to the opposite side, and determine the state of the play.
But the shy look and the blush were exceedingly well got up, and Charley dropped the quoits with a delighted face.
late 14c., "curling stone," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old French coite "flat stone" (with which the game was originally played), literally "cushion," variant of coilte (see quilt (n.)). Quoits were among the games prohibited by Edward III and Richard II to encourage archery. In reference to a heavy flat iron ring (and the tossing game played with it) it is recorded from mid-15c.